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Calico Critters Grand Department Store Gift Set

Calico Critters Grand Department Store Gift Set

Best forAnimal-loving, detail-oriented kids ages 5 and up who have big imaginations

Top BenefitsEncourages imaginative play and fine motor skill development

ConsiderationsSet is quite large and difficult to move, includes lots of small pieces

Bottom lineFrom boutiques to sweet treats, Calico Critters Grand Department Store Gift Set includes all the lovely finer things in life that your kid’s little animal friends could ever hope for.


amazon.caCAD $169.95
amazon.comUSD $129.95


  • Rabbit Calico Critter family included
  • Department store features manual elevator and revolving door
  • Detailed accessories and features


Calico Critters, the sweet, Beatrix Potter-esque miniature animal figures, can shop at their very own Calico Critters Grand Department Store in this appealing alternative to the classic doll house. A handbag salon, pretty gowns, a cosmetics and perfume counter and a chocolate lounge are all on offer in this ornate two-level store that encourages imaginative play. Adult help is needed to assemble the large play set, and to snap back together pieces that sometimes come apart, usually if the structure is moved. Lots of tiny pieces, such as miniature forks and plates, can go astray (and could be a hazard for younger siblings), so you’ll want to keep them in a bag or container after each play session. Meanwhile, fastidious attention to architectural elements, such as the small manual elevator and working revolving door, will charm children and adults alike, as will the included flocked Hopscotch Rabbit figures.

The girls absolutely love the Calico Critter store. The tiny treats are irresistible, and the fancy dresses and purses are incredible! The make-up table and perfume bottles are fun accessories.” —Rachel, mom of three

This article was originally published on Oct 12, 2018

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